So you’ve said the “I do’s”, tears have fallen, cheers have been screamed, Applauses have been round and the congratulations have been wished so now what happens? Well, its the post wedding drinks..
Alcohol is rather important in most weddings around the globe, weddings are a big celebration the joining of two individuals so having one or two drinks to mark the occassion is a must.. so we put together a top 5 countdown of wedding cocktails we enjoy. Each one can be modified and adjusted to be your own special personalised beverage.
So lets give it a go…
5. The Pretty Pear Martini
Your meant to ensure your eating your RDA of fruit and veg everyday- well why not have a few of these to get your daily fruit allowance in track! This is the The Pretty Pear Martini–
- 4 Parts ABSOLUT PEARS
- 4 Parts Simple Syrup
- 4 Parts Lemon
- 1 Part Pear Puree
- 1 Slice Pear
Simple and tasty- guests will be merry after tasting this fruity delight.
The suggestion of Absolut can be subsititued with your own favourite vodka/ alcohol. Yum!
4. The Giving Grapefruit Mojito
Everyone knows during summer months Mojito sales rises- they are the refreshing summer drink, a global alternative to Pimms. Frequently served at weddings and outdoorsy events.. but why stick to a boring mojito, why not mix it up and add some grapefuit to the glass?
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz simple syrup (or fruit-flavored syrup!)
1 oz fresh red grapefruit juice + several slices
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Grapefruit blends perfectly with rum or vodka so this mix is a delightful pleasure to leave your guests thinking “what a nice alternative” whilst asking for another!
3. Loose Lemon and Ginger Cocktail
Lemon and lime.. has nothing on Lemon & Ginger – a different type of kick is given to the unbeknown taster- no doubt this would be perfect for a cooler wedding month such as october onwards- It is something VERY unique and very signiture to your wedding, not a traditional menu drink so at least everyone will think of your wedding the next time they see a lemon cocktail.
How to make it? find out below!
- 3 Parts ABSOLUT VODKA
- 3 Parts Lemon Juice
- 2 Parts Ginger Syrup
- 2 Parts Simple Syrup
- 1 Splash Grenadine
- Soda Water
- 1 Slice Lemon
It is worth adding more sugar if the kick is too strong- it will dull down the acidity of this shocking lemon drink.
2. Margarita Medley
Made with one of my favourite liquors- CHAMBORD!
Very sweet and rich flavoured drink and mixed in with the following:
50 mL Herradura Silver Tequila
22 mL Chambord Liqueur
22 mL Pomegranate Juice
15 mL Fresh Lime Juice
Tequila makes up a large propotion of this drink so be careful of those guests having one too many! It will have an effect..
1. Traditional Champagne
Number one has to be something a little traditional..
Champagne- add a small piece of fruit and your good to go!
Not much more can be said- its a classic because it works!